Decoding trial terms and jargon

Clinical trials add their own set of abbreviations and vocabulary to the already-overwhelming “language” of cancer. You can find some good definitions of common terms from the FDA here:

Patient-Friendly Language for Cancer Clinical Trials

This video from Oster Oncology might also be helpful:

Ready for a quiz? See how many terms you can decode on this chart comparing the Mountaineer Trial (featured in this Learning Center) with other trial options targeting the HER2 mutation.